Was gonna sell some pullets but now I think I should keep them.. ;)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CrazyCatNChickenLady, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 1 year old hens, 4 at POL, and 7 9 and 10 week olds. I had 4 of the youngest ones on craigslist, someone claimed them so I took down the add but she never followed through or replyed when I emailed back. I'm putting them back up now but as I'm putting up the pics I'm secong guessing myself. [​IMG] 16 'hens' (eventually) wont be that bad, right [​IMG]. same as 12? Then I'm thinking I should just get rid of them now and make room for the next batch [​IMG] lol I was gonna keep 3 of the youneger girls but look at these 4. They're just begging me to keep them!! They're olive egger x olive egger (only 1 with a single comb) and I should keep them to jump start my dark green egger project right? [​IMG] LOL Maybe I'll just keep them and hold off on the next batch.. but can I resist setting the next batch?

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  2. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Oh do you sound like me!
     
  3. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OR I can sell them and buy eggs I really want!! [​IMG]
     
  4. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh! If they give you pretty colorful eggs, you gotta keep 'em!! [​IMG]
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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  6. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    keep them and celebrate by buying youself some eggs. Problem solved!
     
  7. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah maybe there was a reason the girl didn't get them! I already closed out of the add too. I KNEW what all the opinions would be when I posted! Such enablers. Maybe I'll just keep them AND still get the eggs I want.

    Oh and did I forget to mention I'm already collecting eggs for a Christmas hatch? I only want a few chicks this time and not the 15 I've hatched the last 2 times. AND the bators full of quail eggs! [​IMG] And 6 duck eggs "for a friend". Actually really for a friend. Her ducks gor stolen last weekend when she went out of town. [​IMG] So I set some of my eggs because our ducks came in the same order last spring.
     
  8. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    My experience is that the majority of people never show up. Nor do they ever call to say they changed their mind. So the ad stays up until I have cash in my hand.

    I won't save anything for anybody more than a few hours. If they call and say they are leaving their home, I will hold the item for a reasonable drive time. No more than that.
     

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